Friday, February 17, 2017

Mission Reflection!

Mission Reflection Thoughts!

About my mission president…

My Companions…

Areas where I served…

What I learned about myself on my mission…

What I learned about my Savior…

What I learned about His Atonement…

How my mission helped me be a better priesthood holder…

How my mission prepared me to be a good father and husband...

The hardest part of my mission…

The best part of my mission…

I never want to forget…

My Testimony…

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Doctrine of Christ / Train Track Analogy

Hey everyone, I hope all of you got to watch some of conference over the weekend, it was so good! I love how there were many talks on the doctrine of Christ, this is found in the 31 chapter of 2 Nephi and it outlines what we need to do to live with our Heavenly Father again. The doctrine of Christ is like this train track, it will guide us to where we need to go and what we need to be doing in this life to receive eternal life. We may not be able to see the end or even where we are going, but it will guide us to where we need to go. The train tracks also outline the straight and narrow path that we need to follow. As long as we stay in the tracks, we can live with our Heavenly Father again. Love you all and have a wonderful week!

Love, Elder Hutchings

My Companion, Elder McKeachnie, from Vernal!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Never too late to find the Gospel!

Hey everyone,
This week has been a really good week. We have been struggling finding some new people to teach, but all is well. The Lord is blessing us for trying. We have one investigator that is progressing to baptism, her name is Christine. She is pretty cool, she has been investigating for over 20 years and now she says it is time to do it. She is super excited to do it. She came to church yesterday and has to come 3 more times until she can get baptized, so she should be getting baptized around the 1st of November. The sisters in our ward have been teaching this guy named Greg. He has severe cancer and only has weeks to live. It is sad that he is going to be passing soon, but his story will make anyone humble themselves before the Lord. He was raised up around the church, but his dad told him all of this anti stuff about the the LDS church. Then, he got cancer and some of his family members asked to have the missionaries give him a blessing. He felt the Spirit so strong that he started asking questions. This past week, he was told that he only had weeks to live and so our mission president told the sisters that he needs to get baptized and so now he is baptized! I know that Greg will do tons of work in the spirit world. I am so glad that he had an opportunity to find the the restored gospel before he passed. It is NEVER too late for anyone to find the gospel! The gospel is for EVERYONE, not just the elect! I hope all of you have a wonderful week and love you all!
Elder Hutchings

Monday, September 12, 2016


Hey everyone, this week has been a wonderful week of finding the people who the lord has prepared for this wonderful gospel. I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life so much this past week, it has been crazy! This week has just been awesome! I love this gospel.  The subject I want to talk about for this week is the power of prayer and how when you think you are asking too much from the Lord he still will answer your prayers. We had a member talk to us about prayer and how he has learned to get his prayers answered. The question I want to ask is: WHAT DO I HAVE TO SACRIFICE TO GET MY PRAYERS ANSWERED? If you think about it, this gospel is all about sacrifice, but most of all the one that got sacrificed for us. 

When we say our prayers, we close in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen, have you ever wondered why? It is because as human beings we are mortal and mortal bodies are subject to sin. We say that our words are worthy to reach Heavenly Father through his Son. Think about that for a minute. Then, think about the Atonement. If we didn't have the atonement, we couldn't even pray to our Heavenly Father, cause we wouldn't be worthy to. The atonement is everything in this gospel!! There is not a part of this gospel that the atonement is not a part of. Think about it in John 3:16 ''God gave the world His only Begotten Son'' just so we could even talk to him! Remember that when you are praying. Heavenly Father wants to hear from us all as much as we can, He loves talking to us! Use the atonement, it is truly the best thing in this gospel, it make this whole thing spin and keeps the church true!  

The next thing I want to talk about is the Book of Mormon. In our mission, we have a goal to hand out almost 5000 Books of Mormon. We are truly trying to flood the earth with the Book of Mormon and help others gain the knowledge of the restored gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. The District I am in has a goal of 140 and we are praying every day to reach our goal and share the blessing of the Book of Mormon with as many people as we can! I would like you all to share your testimony with someone who is not a member of the church or with someone who is struggling with the gospel. Love you all and have a wonderful week!
Love, Elder Hutchings

Monday, August 29, 2016

History of the Book of Mormon - What a blessing!

Hey everyone,
This week has been an okay week. We had ZTM (Zone Training Meeting) this week and it was on the history of the Book of Mormon and how it came to be. Did you know that after they lost the book of Lehi, they made a double copy of everything that got translated so it took twice as long as it needed to. Joseph had to read every word; word for word and on the urim and thumim, new words wouldn't change until they had it exactly right. Today, I had to go to the hospital again and this time I had to get an x-ray on my foot. I thought I broke it, but luckily it is not broken. I am on crutches for a little while to help the swelling go down; it is super swollen! So this week I get to take it easy.  (: I would invite all of you to study the history of the Book of Mormon cause it is truly the greatest blessing we have to guide us in this life. Study the Book of Mormon, it is what keeps me going day to day. Love you all, have a wonderful week!
Elder Hutchings

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ultimate Tie Trade!

Hey everyone, this week has been a good week. We have found a few new people and they are awesome. We met Dave and his family, he wants to get his family into a church and wants to be an example to his kids! So, we are looking forward to teaching him the true gospel of Jesus Christ! Then, we met a few less actives that we are hoping to reactivate. Today, we had the ultimate tie trade and I got some really nice ties! This week we have Zone Training Meeting and I am looking forward to getting to learn more about this wonderful gospel. Good luck to all of you that are out hunting this week! Hope you all kill a big one! Love ya all!
Elder Hutchings